Road map for m-Govt transition finalised

The Mobile Government Initiative is being fast-tracked with a Dh200-million information and technology fund and officials on Wednesday agreed to a road map for the programme which, when completed, will offer all federal services via smartphones and mobile devices.

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Published: Fri 27 Sep 2013, 12:30 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 12:26 PM

“The transition will make the UAE one of the first countries in the world to make use of smart devices to provide m-Government services, smart education and integrated digital infrastructure that supports the overall development of the UAE to achieve Vision 2021,” said Mohammed Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and Chairman of the Committee overseeing the project.

Mohammed Abdullah Al Gergawi chairing the committee’s meeting. —Supplied photo

The committee has also adopted an integrated programme to ensure internal coordination between various federal authorities via sequential coordinating workshops and increased visits to leading countries in this field, a statement said.

It said there was a need to adhere to the time frame set by His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to complete the transition to m-Government within two years and added it was important to effectively communicate and exchange knowledge and cooperation among all stakeholders.

“The coming period will witness several federal authorities launching services through mobile phones, eventually achieving a comprehensive transformation in just two years in line with the vision of His Highness Shaikh Mohammed,” the committee said.

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